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One World Trade Center achieves LEED Gold certification

One World Trade Center achieves LEED Gold certification

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America’s “first micro hotel with 4-star design” packs big style into small rooms

America’s “first micro hotel with 4-star design” packs big style into small rooms

Although small hotel rooms may not be in big demand, one hotel chain is taking its cue from the micro housing trend. Proving once again that good design isn’t synonomous with space, Arlo Hotel group is packing some great design in 200 square feet of of

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Port Authority Bus Terminal gets five futuristic makeovers by top design firms

Port Authority Bus Terminal gets five futuristic makeovers by top design firms

Related: MTA unveils high-tech new buses with LCD screens, Wi-Fi and USB ports

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15,000-sq-ft rooftop park boasts sweeping city views and ice cream served out of a 1974 Airstream trailer

15,000-sq-ft rooftop park boasts sweeping city views and ice cream served out of a 1974 Airstream trailer

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ePrix electric vehicle race coming to Brooklyn next summer

ePrix electric vehicle race coming to Brooklyn next summer

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Brooklyn Cruise Terminal will host electric racing event in

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Rapper 50 Cent’s community garden offers a green alternative to juvenile detention

Rapper 50 Cent’s community garden offers a green alternative to juvenile detention

A community garden connects people to one another, says Deborah Marton, the executive director of NYRP. “There are not many activities in our culture where young people, old people, people of different races will all agree and find it easy to work she

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NYC launches city’s largest tech space for startups tackling urban challenges

NYC launches city’s largest tech space for startups tackling urban challenges

New York’s largest urban tech space kicked off in a ceremony this week hosted by Grand Central Tech (GCT), Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). The Hub at Grand Central Tech will consume 50,000 of

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NYC’s green building programs are on target to reduce GHG emissions 80% by 2050

NYC’s green building programs are on target to reduce GHG emissions 80% by 2050

Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced progress on several green building programs that will get closer to the city’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050. Some 3,800 buildings are included in the plan, which largely involved 8

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Urbanscapes: Free art exhibition explores New York City through the eyes of six artists

Urbanscapes: Free art exhibition explores New York City through the eyes of six artists

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The Cubes: LOT-EK unveils futuristic shipping container structure for Socrates Sculpture Park

The Cubes: LOT-EK unveils futuristic shipping container structure for Socrates Sculpture Park

In celebration of New York’s Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary, NYC Parks released the renderings for “The Cubes,” a two-story, 2,640-square-foot building made out of shipping containers, designed by LOT-EK. The building will be home to

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The most sustainable city in the US is…

The most sustainable city in the US is…

While overall United States cities lag behind their European and Canadian counterparts for sustainability, there is one exception as New York City performs well, even by global standards. The Big Apple is the greenest city in the US, according to the a

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This Studio Apartment from HBO’s Girls May Be the Coolest Tiny Space You’ve Ever Seen

This Studio Apartment from HBO’s Girls May Be the Coolest Tiny Space You’ve Ever Seen

The set of Charlie’s tiny apartment was built in just four days, and should really be rehashed as a kit-of-parts for New York City studio-dwellers. The design takes advantage of the space’s high ceilings to create a bedroom-within-a-room for Charlie to sleep

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AECOM proposes sprawling new residential area for Red Hook waterfront

AECOM proposes sprawling new residential area for Red Hook waterfront

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“We have to recognize that growth is necessary to create a waterfront that people can use, affordable housing and a mass-transit connection to a neighborhood where one doesn’t exist,” said Chris Ward, a senior vice president at AECOM and a

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Oasis-like sustainable Water Garden opens at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Oasis-like sustainable Water Garden opens at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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This $150 million stairway will be like a gigantic real-life M.C. Escher drawing for Hudson Yards

This $150 million stairway will be like a gigantic real-life M.C. Escher drawing for Hudson Yards

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NYC expands organics composting collection to reach nearly 1M residents

NYC expands organics composting collection to reach nearly 1M residents

New Yorkers will be seeing a lot more brown refuse containers around the city, as the sanitation department expands its curbside pickup of organic waste to serve nearly one million residents. The city’s Department of Sanitation recently launched its to

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UGE is building a massive rooftop solar array atop this popular Brooklyn church

UGE is building a massive rooftop solar array atop this popular Brooklyn church

Leading energy solutions firm UGE International (UGE) is in the process of installing a 261 kW rooftop solar project for a non-denominational church in South Brooklyn. Christian Cultural Center (CCC), one of the largest independent churches in the is a

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You’re invited to the New York Harbor Regatta and Beach Bash this Friday

You’re invited to the New York Harbor Regatta and Beach Bash this Friday

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‘Giant vacuum cleaner with miles-long hose’ proposed to tackle garbage issues on the High Line

‘Giant vacuum cleaner with miles-long hose’ proposed to tackle garbage issues on the High Line

Related: Celebrate the High Line’s idyllic Chelsea Grasslands with a full month of special events

“The collection station doesn’t smell, and it means that you don’t have the same issue of cleaning, and odor control, and vermin, and all those

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INTERVIEW: City Parks Foundation’s Heather Lubov on transforming baseball diamonds into golf schools

INTERVIEW: City Parks Foundation’s Heather Lubov on transforming baseball diamonds into golf schools

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Renderings unveiled for World Trade Center Performing Arts Center show a glowing, lantern-like cube

Renderings unveiled for World Trade Center Performing Arts Center show a glowing, lantern-like cube

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5,000 old toilets will soon be home to 50,000 new oysters in NYC

5,000 old toilets will soon be home to 50,000 new oysters in NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in partnership with the Billion Oyster Project, today announced that a project is underway that will see the installation of 50,000 oysters in Jamaica Bay – the largest single

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Head to this hilly paradise on Governors Island before it closes for the year

Head to this hilly paradise on Governors Island before it closes for the year

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BIG completes its iconic VIA 57 West Courtscraper pyramid high-rise in NYC

BIG completes its iconic VIA 57 West Courtscraper pyramid high-rise in NYC

Over five years and lots of hype in the making, the newest NYC project by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is finally complete. VIΛ 57 West, also known as the VIΛ Courtscraper, is an 830,000-square-foot highrise shaped like a distorted pyramid, and it nearly

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Light-filled Jersey Shore home boasts storm-resilient features and uses 85 percent less energy

Light-filled Jersey Shore home boasts storm-resilient features and uses 85 percent less energy

Related: Storm-resilient SURE HOUSE can even charge your neighbors’ devices during blackouts

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Celebrate the High Line’s idyllic Chelsea Grasslands with a full month of special events

Celebrate the High Line’s idyllic Chelsea Grasslands with a full month of special events

Related: Design for last High Line portion includes an Italian-style piazza

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Gorgeous living wall purifies the air inside this new emergency call center in the Bronx

Gorgeous living wall purifies the air inside this new emergency call center in the Bronx

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“What we’ve been working on is matching up the science and the engineering of how to deliver healthier air,” says Jason Vollen, AECOM’s principal for high performance buildings. “Having a building-integrated test bed is absolutely to new

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The Floating Restaurant suspends a glass cube eatery over the Hudson River

The Floating Restaurant suspends a glass cube eatery over the Hudson River

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DOOMOCRACY: Massive haunted house of political horrors to terrorize New York this October

DOOMOCRACY: Massive haunted house of political horrors to terrorize New York this October

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Review of lead testing at NYC schools reveals that exposure levels may be higher than reported

Review of lead testing at NYC schools reveals that exposure levels may be higher than reported

A closer look at lead contamination tests of New York City schools, released in July, shows a much higher risk than originally thought. Initially, officials reported that fewer than 1 percent of water samples from 1,500 NYC school buildings showed lead

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Amtrak purchasing new high-speed trains to speed up travel between New York, Boston and Washington DC

Amtrak purchasing new high-speed trains to speed up travel between New York, Boston and Washington DC

New York City and New York State stand to benefit from last Friday’s announcement by Vice President Joe Biden that Amtrak will be the recipient of the largest single loan in the Department of Transportation’s history — $2.45 billion federal funds to

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Fashion stylist’s tiny reclaimed wood cabin is the perfect escape from NYC

Fashion stylist’s tiny reclaimed wood cabin is the perfect escape from NYC

Although the fashion world may be notoriious for its hectic rythmn and superficial lifestyle, there are some who just seem to get it. To escape the hustle and bustle of NYC’s fashion scene, fashion and interior stylist Scott Newkirk has built the cabin

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Lawyer sets world record for hitting every NYC subway station in 1 day

Lawyer sets world record for hitting every NYC subway station in 1 day

How far would you go to get into the Guinness Book of World Records? One intrepid New Yorker has mastered an amazing feat that many would think impossible: he hit every stop on the 660-mile NYC Subway system in under 24 hours. For two years in a row, on

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Ultra-modern NoHo loft renovation stars an oasis-like rooftop garden

Ultra-modern NoHo loft renovation stars an oasis-like rooftop garden

Related: Confined Manhattan apartment artfully transformed into an airy loft

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Family of coyotes spotted in Queens

Family of coyotes spotted in Queens

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325-square-foot apartment on the brink of collapse converted into a sunny West Village haven

325-square-foot apartment on the brink of collapse converted into a sunny West Village haven

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Vertical village of modular blocks adds a pixelated punch to the LIC skyline

Vertical village of modular blocks adds a pixelated punch to the LIC skyline

2222 Jackson Avenue

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NY NOW announces the winners of its 2016 Summer Eco Choice Awards

NY NOW announces the winners of its 2016 Summer Eco Choice Awards

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NYC testing giant tunnel plugs and flexible covers to waterproof subway system

NYC testing giant tunnel plugs and flexible covers to waterproof subway system

Waterproofing the NYC subway system is an important part of efforts to become more climate resilient and prepare for future Superstorm Sandy-type flooding as global warming increases extreme weather events. To prevent another situation similar to the of

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‘Paris on the Gowanus’: 365 Bond brings sustainable waterfront luxury to Brooklyn

‘Paris on the Gowanus’: 365 Bond brings sustainable waterfront luxury to Brooklyn

Related: Roof Farm-Topped Gowanus Whole Foods Set to Open in December

According to the project’s lead designer and architect, GHWA’s David West, AIA, “The site is located at the divide between Carroll Gardens, with its iconic brick and stone a

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